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Friday, September 12th, 2008
Richard Blanke
Richard W. Blanke, 75, of New Bremen, died at 5:10 p.m. Sept. 10, 2008, at Joint Township District Memorial Hospital, St. Marys.
He was born on Oct. 17, 1932, near New Bremen, to Marvin and Bernice Schroeder Blanke. On April 21, 1956, he married Doris Broerman who survives.
Other survivors are a son, Bob (Sarah), Denver, Colo.; three daughters Valerie, Chicago, Ill., Vicki (Tom) Blaser, Findlay, and Dianne (Danny Williams), Denver, Colo.; and five grandchildren.
Deceased is a sister, Dorothy.
He was a farmer and a machinist for more than 20 years at the former Stamco plant in New Bremen. He was a member of St. Paul United Church of Christ and the Home Benefit Association, both of New Bremen and a 1950 graduate of New Bremen High School.
Services are 1 p.m. Sunday at the church, the Rev. Leah Matthews officiating. Burial of his cremains is at German Protestant Cemetery, New Bremen.
Calling is 3-7 p.m. Saturday at Gilberg-Hartwig Funeral Home , New Bremen.
Contributions can be made to the church's memorial fund.
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